Festival To Raise Awareness of Hate Crime Via Music, Drama and Talks

National Hate Crime Awareness Week commences this Saturday (October 14) in Newport when The Crush Hate Crime Festival, an all-day festival of live bands, acoustic acts, guest speakers and a hard-hitting play takes place in two of the city’s venues. In Warehouse 54 from 2pm, Newport’s pub theatre group, Reality Theatre will present the hard-hittingContinue reading “Festival To Raise Awareness of Hate Crime Via Music, Drama and Talks”

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest To Play Milford Haven

A re-working of the classic drama, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest will take to the stage of Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre this autumn s part of a programme celebrating the theatre’s 40th anniversary. Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic American novel tells the story of institutional madness, where the mentally insane are drugged,Continue reading “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest To Play Milford Haven”

Award-Winning Drama The Mountaintop To Be Performed In Newport

Cardiff based theatre company Fio’s presentation of The Mountaintop, a fictional depiction of Martin Luther King’s last evening before his assassination in April 1968 will be presented at Newport Riverfront on October 19. The story, set in King’s Memphis motel room in Memphis, is visited by Camae, a maid on a much greater mission thanContinue reading “Award-Winning Drama The Mountaintop To Be Performed In Newport”

William Mastrosimone’s Extremeties To Be Performed At Dolman Theatre

Newport Playgoers Society will present Extremeties by American playwright and screenwriter William Mastrosimone in the Dolman Theatre studio next week. The drama, directed by Catherine Morgan, explores human nature, fear and morality – and asks the question, what would you do to survive? Among Mastrosimone’s writing credits are the films With Honors, Into the WestContinue reading “William Mastrosimone’s Extremeties To Be Performed At Dolman Theatre”

Haunting Drama The Woman In Black Heads For Cardiff

The Woman in Black, which recently celebrated its 28th anniversary in the West End, is touring to Cardiff’s New Theatre for eight haunting performances next week. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his familyContinue reading “Haunting Drama The Woman In Black Heads For Cardiff”

BBC Roath Lock Studios Look To The Future On Fifth Anniversary

On the fifth anniversary of the opening of Cardiff Bay’s BBC Roath Lock Studios, Andy Howells finds out how the South Wales’ studios continued success creating top quality television drama is also providing a vital training platform for new talent. Be it travelling through time in the TARDIS, an emergency in Holby City or kitchenContinue reading “BBC Roath Lock Studios Look To The Future On Fifth Anniversary”

New Musical To Look At Life On Tiger Bay

A new musical focusing on survival, romance and atonement in a diverse community will premiere at wales Millennium Centre later this year. Tiger Bay, a Wales Millennium Centre production in association with Cape Town Opera, returns to the dawn of the twentieth century at the height of South Wales’s coal trade with characters drawn fromContinue reading “New Musical To Look At Life On Tiger Bay”

Musical Play Addresses Violence And Declares Enough Is Enough

Be Aware Productions debut tour production Enough is Enough is to open with a preview performance at Newport’s Barnabas Arts House on January 24. Written by Meltem Arikan and directed by Memet Ali Alabora, with music by Maddie Jones, Enough is Enough includes four female cast members who act as members of a band. TheContinue reading “Musical Play Addresses Violence And Declares Enough Is Enough”